Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dad sues baseball coach after son hit by pitch

The father of a 13-year-old Geauga County boy has filed a civil lawsuit against an assistant baseball coach and the Great Lakes Baseball League after his son was hit by a pitch during a league game in June.

Michael Connick suffered two broken bones in his left hand during an at-bat in which he attempted to bunt twice.

Tom Connick alleges that a coach on the opposing team told the pitcher to throw at his son before his second bunt attempt.

The lawsuit seeks compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering. Connick also wants the coach banned from the sidelines of youth sports for 15 years.

"This comes down to a youth coach telling a youth player to intentionally hurt another youth player outside the rules of the game and in a reckless fashion," said Tom Connick, who is also a trial attorney. "It's not baseball."

Connick did not witness the circumstances surrounding his son's injury because he said he was attending a sporting event of one of his other children.

"The head coach at my son's game, who was standing at the dugout right next to (accused coach) heard him yell out the instruction...'Throw at him', " said Connick. "My son got hit and the opposing coach said, 'Good'."

OK, this lawsuit has to be worth $20 million. The kid loses half of a season of baseball, has to play video games with one hand and has to put up with the bullshit spewing out of his litigious dad's mouth for the rest of the year. Connick make sure your son doesn't post pictures on Facebook having fun (see previous post). We wouldn't want to ruin our case. Sigh, lawyers what a bunch.


Phyllis Diller is a beautiful 93 year old

On th Ed Sullivan Show in 1969

Phyllis today

Personal injury lawyers don't like Facebook

Happened to have stumbled on an e-newsletter from a Toronto personal injury lawyer that advises clients to stay away from social networking websites like Facebook.

It seems insurance companies are recognizing the legal value of social networking websites in providing potentially valuable evidence in cases where insurance lawyers are seeking to challenge the benefits sought under a personal injury claim. There have been several cases where an insurer was allowed to present photos and other information posted on Facebook as evidence in defense of a claim.

"So, think twice the next time you decide to publicly post photos of yourself hard at play and at work. Though you might not see the relevance, the lawyers from your insurance company may very well raise a reasonable argument that they are indeed relevant to an examination of your injury and disability claim, and on that basis, win access to the records you had only intended for viewing by your most intimate circle of friends."

While your lawyers is building a case that your life has been shattered by an accident and you are now a cripple that can no longer enjoy life, your Facebook page is showing you having the time of your life. Here I am waterskiing at the cottage, BBQing for friends, washing the car, etc. You don't want to make it too obvious that your claim is bogus.

Sign of the day

It's arrived! Cupcakes for men!

There is a Rum and Coke, B-52, Sidecar and Driller. No, they are not cocktails, but cupcakes — for men.

When former Wall Street lawyer David Arrick lost his job during the U.S. recession, he decided to change careers and capitalize on the popularity of cupcakes in New York City.

“I saw that cupcakes were hot and cupcake businesses were thriving,” he said. “But they’re all very feminine and pink. A lot of them are frilly with jelly beans and sprinkles.”

So Arrick put a masculine twist on the cupcake and started Butch Bakery.

He came up with 12 flavors like Sidecar, a brandy-soaked lemon cake with an orange and white chocolate ganache filling, Driller, a maple cake topped with crumbled bacon and filled with milk-chocolate ganache, and Rum and Coke, a rum-soaked Madagascar vanilla cake with cola Bavarian cream.

“When I lost my job I had to stop going to New York City restaurants a lot, I had to save money,” Arrick explained.

Two of the most popular flavors, according to Arrick, are Beer Run, a chocolate beer cake with beer-infused butter cream topped with crushed pretzels, and Mojito, a rum-soaked lime cake with mint white-chocolate ganache.

Although Butch Bakery markets itself as making “manly cupcakes for manly men,” Arrick said up to 95 percent of the people buying his $4.25 cupcakes are women.

“We have solved the problem of what do you get for a guy for his 35th birthday, his 40th birthday, congratulations on making partner, congratulations on your 21st birthday. There has been a gap in gift giving to guys,” he said.

Since opening in November 2009, Arrick said business has grown about 500 percent, despite the U.S. economic turmoil. Butch Bakery now sells about 500 cupcakes a week and Arrick aims to quadruple that.


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Friday, July 16, 2010

Phoebe Cates is 47 today

Phoebe Cates' famous scene in the 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Phoebe at the 2009 Academy Awards

Pink fall down go boom

Pop artist sometimes get carried away with the theatrics. Lets face it, most pop music is like cotton candy - sweet and airy but not filling. So here is Pink in Germany doing flying through the air thing but falls out of the harness. Caused an abrupt end to her show.

Sign of the day

Police charge one-armed man with unarmed robbery

Springfield police charged a one-armed man with unarmed robbery early Wednesday afternoon following an incident that occurred about noon on Wednesday a block away from the police station. The suspect, Manuel Hernandez, 28, of 52 Avon Place, goes by the street name of Lefty, Sgt. John M. Delaney said.

Hernandez robbed a 58-year-old man of his wallet at the corner of Chestnut and Mattoon streets about noon, Delaney, aide to Police Commissioner William J. Fitchet said. The wallet contained $354 in cash, he said.

The victim reported the robbery at police headquarters, 130 Pearl Street, and provided a description of the suspect.

Sgt. Mark Rolland spotted Hernandez a short time later on Worthington Street and arrested him, Delaney said. The victim identified Hernandez as the man who robbed him. Police recovered the victim's wallet - including the $354 in cash - from Hernandez's pocket.

Lefty could have been a little smarter. So what does a one-armed thief wear for a disguise? My advice would be a prosthetic arm. So when the police come to pick you up, you ask did the victim say the thief had one arm or two? They let you go every time.

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Umm, wouldn't recommend eating this pasta with a while sauce.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'm attracting too much attention on the subway

Woman made up carjacking to cover up oral sex

Authorities say a New Jersey woman told them she was carjacked to cover up the fact that her car crashed because she was having sex.

The 23-year-old had initially told police she got lost on Sunday and asked a man for directions. Police say she told them the man pulled her out of the car at gunpoint and threw her to the ground.

Police say she later admitted she picked up a man and let him drive, and the car crashed into a tree while they were engaged in oral sex. Officers say the car had been set on fire.

The woman is accused of filing a false police report. She has refused to identify the man.

So it is illegal to use your cellphone, blackberry or iPod while driving because it distracts the driver but getting head while behind the wheel is not a distraction. I checked the Highway Traffice Law. That's because unless you are using a handsfree device you aren't in full control of your car. But I can keep both hands on the wheel while getting head. No keeping control of the vehicle is another story.


Weird guy with horms tries to run down landlord

A Tulsa man has bonded out of jail after he was arrested early on Wednesday morning on a complaint of assault with a dangerous weapon. Tulsa Police say 28-year-old Jesse Thornhill tried to run down his landlord in his '96 Ford Windstar van on Tuesday evening in the 1200 block of South Delaware Place.

Thornhill's mother told police she and her neighbour, who is Jesse Thornhill's landlord, "had been having problems with her son."

She told police there was an altercation on Tuesday evening and that Jesse left the residence, but then came back and tried to hit his landlord with his van. The landlord jumped out of the way and was not injured. Tulsa Police located Thornhill and took him to the Tulsa County jail on a complaint of assault with a deadly weapon, in this case his van.

Under 'personal oddities', the arresting officer listed, "horns, neck tattoos, implant earings [sic] on head." Thornhill also appears to have earlobe implants and a large design branded onto the side of his head.

That must have been some drunk he had. Can you imagine waking up to see that in the mirror. Though he should consider appyling for one of the monster positions being recruited by Canada's Wonderland for Halloween.

Man with no pants terrorizes celebrity shoppers with whiskey bottle

Los Angeles Police responded to a report that a man without pants, and a bottle of whisky in one hand, was chasing people around.

The incident happened around the celeb hotspots of The Ivy restaurant, Kitson and Newsroom Cafe.

From the LAPD dispatch audio, it sounds like the incident was centred around the Intermix store.

His pants had been up and down, and at one point he was chasing a terrified woman with a stroller. He later threw the whisky bottle at someone, and when it broke, started threatening people. LAPD upgraded the call to an assault with deadly weapon as a result.

One witness told LAPD that he or someone else was attempting to tackle the man.

Another said he was trying to break in to the Intermix store, which had locked the front door and startled shoppers watched from inside. LAPD officers just took the man into custody at about 5:15pm.

Sign of the day

Lolita Davidovich is 49 today

Lolita in 1989 in the film Blaze

Lolita earlier this year at a premiere

Food that looks like sex organs

Your kids will love these.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Duct Tape uses

Teacher beasts the crap out of his own kid for sucking at hopscotch

A middle-school teacher faces a felony abuse charge after Boone County Sheriff's Office investigators allege he beat his 5-year-old son with a belt on the Fourth of July "because the boy was not playing hopscotch to his satisfaction."

Robison is a social studies teacher at Camp Ernst Middle School.He turned himself in Monday afternoon, posted a $500 bond and was released. The incident occurred around 3 p.m. at Robison’s home and caused “severe bruising” to his son.

Before you jump to conclusions here you have to consider what's best for this 5-year-old. You might think that being lousy at hopscotch shouldn't have such severe consequences. But it starts with hopscotch then leads to poor grades, hanging with the wrong crowd, hummers from Jenny, drugs and minor felonies. So did the father cross the line or was he trying to save his kid?


Sign of the day

A billboard, erected in Mason City, Iowa.

Woman who vandalized car greets police in the nude, holding a beer

A Mesa woman greeted police officers in the nude and holding a beer after allegedly vandalizing her boyfriend's car with a dog leash, court records state.

Police were called to a home near Guadalupe and Alma School roads Sunday afternoon because a woman was reportedly throwing items at a vehicle, damaging the car and its windshield, records showed.

The victim waited outside as officers went up to the house to contact the woman. When she answered the door, she was naked and holding a beer, according to records. She told officers she had been skinny dipping.

The woman, identified as Chandra Reed, 23, was asked to put on clothes before being questioned outside, police said.

Back in my single days I would have fallen in love with this bad girl instantly. The black eye is enough to get me aroused. When she gets out of jail, I'm thinking about waiting for her with a beer in my hand.

OMG! Sylverster Stallone stole Madonna's arms

Dyslexic postal worker fined for dumping mail because he couldn’t read addresses

A mailman has escaped jail for dumping more than 400 letters in a field because he was dyslexic and struggled to read addresses on envelopes. Wayne Daniels, 25, was an postal worker with Royal Mail for two years before he took up the role as mailman but never told anyone about his learning disability.

His frustration at not understanding addresses boiled over during a daily round on March 16 this year when drove out to a small village and dumped 420 bills, letters and parcels in a field. A dog walker discovered the stash of mail the next morning. An investigation found the letters should have been delivered by Daniels and a search was carried out at his address.

Fran Tyler, mitigating, said his actions were caused by his dyslexia, which he had ”not discussed” with his employers. She said: ”He suffers from dyslexia and he was struggling to read the addresses.

Hiring a dyslexic mailman, isn't that like hiring a colour blind decorator? Or going to dentist who has cerebral palsy? Maybe that's why every so often a postal worker loses it and kills a dozen co-workers. The postal service has all these dyslexic postal workers who are too ashamed to admit to the disability and they internalize their frustration until the snap.


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This one is just for you Laura

Hump Day Hottie

Kate Beckinsale

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Steinbrenner is gone

Another Oscar nomination for Mel Gibson?

Or more likely he will never work in Hollywood again. This tape has totally gone viral. The heavy breathing at 2:30 is priceless. She is right though, he does need medication.

Teachers sues after damaging her voice screaming at students

A teacher who claims she damaged her larynx yelling at children, including some with special needs, is suing the Government for more than $400,000. Valissa Julietta Bauer, 39, claims she had to over use her voice in an attempt to control the pupils in her composite Year 6 and 7 class at Thabeban State School in Bundaberg, Queensland. Her claim, filed in the Supreme Court in Brisbane, said the class included 31 special needs children.

As a result of her duties over the course of her employment with the school from about May 2006, Ms Bauer developed an injury to her larynx. Ms Bauer, who no longer teaches at the school but is believed to work part time teaching at a private Bundaberg school, claims she has been left with a permanent disability and has lost considerable income.

Her claim is for almost $420,009 in damages for personal injury as a result of alleged negligence, breach of contract or statutory duties. It includes amounts for general damages, past economic loss, future impairment of her earning capacity to age 65 and medical expenses. The State Government is yet to file a defence and declined to comment.

Must be a helluva teacher. Kids lucked in when the screaming teacher finally went silent.

Singing "I Will Survive" at Auschwitz is in poor taste

An Australian Jew filmed a video of her family singing and dancing along to the Gloria Gaynor hit "I Will Survive" while on a trip to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland. Jane Korman posted the video of her 89-year-old father Adolk, who survived the Holocaust, and her three children dancing to the hit inside the infamous extermination centre which killed as many as 1.1 million people during WW2. At one point her father is seen wearing a T-shirt which has "I will survive" written across its front.

"I wanted to make artwork that creates a fresh interpretation of historical memory," Korman said. Korman says her father fully supported the idea that this was "a celebration of life and survival."

Many other Jewish survivors have however reacted negatively to the video, accusing her of disrespect. Yet Korman added; "It might be disrespectful, but he is saying ‘we’re dancing, we should be dancing, we’re celebrating our survival and the generations after me,’ - the generation he’s created. We are affirming our existence."

Apparently the video , which was exhibited in an Australia art gallery, was also picked up by several neo-Nazi websites in which they wrote "look, the Jews are still dancing in every corner. We aren't through with them; we will finish them in the next Holocaust.

I personally think the video show poor judgment by this family. They fail to comprehend the impact this has on others. However, because they are a family of Holocaust survivors, I will show restraint. The fact that this poor man managed to survive to dance with his granddaughters is already a blessing.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

The Internet is completely over

The word from Prince

Sign of the day

Father of the Year candidate

A Pennsylvania youth baseball coach is facing a simple assault charge for allegedly punching his 9-year-old son in the face after the boy was ejected from a game.

Police charged Ray Boudreau of suburban Harrisburg after he allegedly struck his son twice with a closed fist at Monday's game.

Defense lawyer Brian Perry says Boudreau handled the situation poorly but struck the boy on the back. Boudreau has a hearing scheduled for July 27.

Court papers say the umpire and scorekeeper called police, who arrested Boudreau at his Enola home. An officer says he observed redness on the boy's face.

Perry says Boudreau spent Monday night in jail. He says the boy was ejected for throwing his helmet after being thrown out at third base.


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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sign of the day

Mark Lester is 52 today

Mark Lester is a scene from Oliver in 1968.

Mark Lester who is Godfather to Michael Jackson's children is seen with the late artist last year

Woman jailed for making threats to herself

A 25-year-old Santa Ana woman was sentenced to a year in jail for sending hundreds of threatening text messages – to herself. Jeanne Mundango Manunga's criminal problem was that she blamed the harassing text messages on an ex-boyfriend and his sister-in-law, and reported them to the police. They were arrested on false charges of making criminal threats and required to post thousands of dollars in bail. The sister-in-law was arrested three times, and spent some time in custody before she could gather enough funds to pay the bail on her third arrest.

A jury convicted Manunga of three felony counts of false imprisonment by fraud or deceit and two misdemeanor counts of making a false police report in May. Superior Court Judge Patrick H. Donahue sentenced Manunga to a year in jail, placed her on three years probation, told her to stay away from her ex-boyfriend and his sister-in-law, and ordered her to repay the victims about $50,000 in restitution.

Deputy District Attorney Mena Guirguis said that after Manunga and her former boyfriend stopped dating in 2008, she took out a pre-paid cell phone in his sister-in-law's name, and started sending the threatening text messages to her regular cell phone. Manunga then went to three different police departments on at least 19 occasions and claimed that the ex-boyfriend and the sister-in-law were behind the threats. Her scheme was uncovered when the victims went to the phone store, talked with the salesman and learned that Manunga had bought the pre-paid phone under the sister-in-law's name, Guirguis said.

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